Like most Belgians Patrick Sercu wasvery much an all-round rider and this picture shows him in action indoorsin the Ghent Six-day event in the mid-Seventies. His sprinting power, both onroad and track, was legendary and hewas in the winning pairing of this eventeleven times between 1965 and 1981.As far as technical matters go,
employment of electronic ash as the
main light on an SLR camera with focal- plane shutter dictated the use a relativelyslow shutter speed and although the
speed of the ash has stopped Sercu, the
rider in the background, lit mainly bythe stadium lighting, has appeared as an
almost transparent double image. The
series I took at Ghent was somethingof a tryout as I was using 35mm colour
transparency lm to test the results of ash as the main light.